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DHS Should not be used against protesters. Congress should act to redefine DHS rules of conduct, use by executive, jurisdiction

It is wrong for DHS agents to be used as police to break up lawful protests, which are protected by US constitution. The events in Oregon underscore the fact the DHS actions there are being used as a partisan tool and not because of need. Specifically local officials never asked for DHS agents to "help" . In fact they want them to let them handle it. Remember states rights? . Conspicuously DHS has never been called to intercede when armed groups invaded court houses to demand an end to covid lock down or when armed men in camo , with rifles have paraded around various locations to "protect" us from lawful protesters. Its become obvious that DHS now is fulfilling a role which is best described as supply thugs to help current "president" get reelected. By engaging in such goonish behavior they have diminished the agencies credibility and rightfully should have their charter redefined by US congress. Lawful protest is not a threat to USA homeland, Covid is, right wing paramilitary is, KKK is, pro Nazi groups is, etc.

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